Definition of Pelican state

1. Noun. A state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War.

Definition of Pelican state

1. Proper noun. Louisiana ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelican State

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Pelican State
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease
Pell's equation
Pellaea andromedifolia
Pellaea atropurpurea
Pellaea mucronata
Pellaea ornithopus
Pellaea rotundifolia
Pellegrini's disease
Pellegrini-Stieda disease
Pellicularia filamentosa
Pellicularia koleroga

Literary usage of Pelican state

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1. The Story of Louisiana by Maurice Thompson (1888)
"THE pelican state. HE prosperity of Louisiana, after the fourteenth of September, 1874, depended upon the temper of the native white people. ..."

2. Practical Materia Medica and Prescription Writing: With Illustrations by Oscar Walter Bethea (1917)
"Suppose an expert accountant locates in a city and sends this note to Mr. Smith: John Smit, Crescent City, pelican state. dear Sir: Give this slave 5 slugs. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"(3) An island in Princess Charlotte Bay off the northeast coast of Australia, in latitude 13° 50' S. pelican state, a popular name for the State of ..."

4. The American Bar by James Clark Fifield (1918)
"... pelican state Bank, Pelican, La. MANY*, 900, Sabine Co. FRAZER, BA Sabine State Bank Born 1879; a. to bar, 1904. MARKSVILLE*. 1500, A voyelles Co. ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"... Georgia ; Creole State or pelican state, Louisiana ; Empire State, New York ; Hawkeye State, Iowa ; Hoosier State, Indiana; Jayhawkers, inhabitants of ..."

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